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'Desert Generation' exhibition, MMU. 2008 - Simon Faulkner

Research at
Manchester School of Art

Research is an integral part of the School of Art and our thriving community of researchers consistently demonstrate how creative research can be both exciting and engage with the major cultural and societal issues of the day.

Staff within the School are practicing professionals within their fields regularly exhibiting in major galleries worldwide, engaging with communities to enrich their possibilities, having influence over national policy or exploring new ways of expression through digital technologies.

In the most recent REF, art and design research at Manchester Metropolitan University was ranked 6th in the UK for overall research power, with two thirds of our research rated internationally excellent.

We also offer opportunities for postgraduate research degrees in art and design and the history and theory of art and design. Our long-standing research programme is highly versatile and can be purely theoretical or a practice led interrogation of creative processes and their outcomes.

All this experience and knowledge makes an inspiring environment to engage with, whether that be through study or collaboration.

Research Groups

Most School of Art staff belong to at least one Departmental or subject-based Research Group

There are also five cross-discipline theme-based Research Groups in the School of Art

Events

Exhibition

UnDoing

An Exhibition of Architecture and Art

21 Mar 19 May

Castlefield Gallery

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Public Lecture

Professor Andrew Hunt

Midnight at the Museum

29 Apr

Geoffrey Manton Building

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Interruptions: Tim Brennan

Deaf, Dumb and Blind: a tryptich in 4 parts

30 Apr

Holden Gallery

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Interruptions: Rory Mullen and Karl Astbury

Lying doggo

2 May

Holden Gallery

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Interruptions: Claire Hope

The state of being checked

10 May

Holden Gallery

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Interruptions: Louise Adkins

Notes for a Performance - (Re) visioning a Smoky Meeting

10 May

Holden Gallery

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Public Lecture

Professor Amanda Ravetz

Spitting on clay: liveness and how we forget it

20 May

Geoffrey Manton Building

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Symposium

Funny Peculiar

Amy Sillman, Fionna Barber, Robert Garnett, Melissa Gordon

6 Jun

The Council Chamber

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Conference

Graphic Novels and Comics

24 28 Jun

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Conference

The Image

5 6 Sep

Manchester School of Art

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